So far I have refrained from writing about our little business venture in Ashburn VA for fear of sounding like an ad. "Mention my blog and the first course is on us". (That's just a joke, by the way, for anyone who may actually live in or near Ashburn
VA!). But alas, we do indeed own a small place, on it's way to becoming a bistro from what originally was a pretty upscale kind of place. But Ashburn is very family oriented so not having a kids menu is like slapping all those suburbanites in the face. Because of this our little place has undergone a lot of changes both with the staff and with the menu. Which, if you ask me, is outstanding. Somehow we managed to find people who can really cook. I mean I have probably gained ten pounds because of this.
But I digress, as usual. I love our restaurant, but I don't think going into business with the family of the man I'm involved with was the best idea, and I wonder if I rushed into something without truly seeking God's will on the matter. We are not going under, but we are not doing as well as we should be either. When I talked to a friend she said she wasn't sure about the whole spiritual element because lots of non-Christians do very well for themselves. I mean, who knows how many on Forbes richest whatever list actually believe in God? I think, though, as a Christian there is a different standard for me. I cannot pick and choose what I give to God. No, I don't think that we're not doing great because I didn't check with God first, but I do think that it's time to leave it in His hands. If we have success or not, if it's not to His glory I don't suppose it matters. Since I was widowed I'm asked the same question a lot. Would I change things if it meant that I wouldn't have the relationship with God I have now? I have to say that while I wish the circumstances were different I can't say I would. I wish I could have my relationship with God as is today and have my husband alive and have the business doing great. But it's all so temporary anyway. Whatever happens with the business I know that I want God's glory more. Those who I'm involved with probably don't agree, or even think this way, so I don't know if we'll have a "happily ever after" ending with this place. But I will say this: Nothing can touch our ribeye!!!